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Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by Doc@BeefyTreats.com, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. Ok, a bit of a tease on the topic title, but hey, hey what can I say?
    Are you going to continue making all your gear by hand, or do you plans to go larger scale and get a factory going? From your posts it sounds like you have tons of stuff to get out. Doc
  2. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    You are right Doc.

    I must admit I have a good team that I have assembled over the last few months.
    Not much of the soldering is personally done by me now , thank God.That lead’s starting to really spin me out.In fact after twenty-five years of solid soldering I must have a pit of lead in my stomach or something.I’m sure there’s something there getting bigger everytime I inhale the stuff.
    So yeah , they’re all good lads with complementry skills.A good team.
    One is an exceptionally talented solderer who I can’t name because if he sees his name he’ll go all funny I’m sure…..then I’ll have to sack him.
    But , arrggghh , that thing about my name being on there . I wouldn’t OK the gear or his soldering if I didn’t think it could bear my name you know.
    It has to be 120% at least , everytime. Absoloutely perfect or the thing gets sent back and we cop the damm FN customs and return shipping.Remember our guarantee?
    You know what I mean? Karma man! It always gets you.

    So I’m particularly particular with proper soldering ,
    I know how it can go wrong,
    …..and a lot of it is because of $*^t soldering,
    …..and a lot of it is because of $*^t design,
    ……and a lot of it is because of $*^t assembly.

    Down with the corporates I say.

    No machines for Sebatron assembly for a long long time.

    Just after the Union gets me. :d:
  3. Yeah, I can dig that quality control would be a primary concern for you, given the expense of shipping back and forth (oh, and I guess that little thing called pride in your workmanship). Doc
  4. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    The trouble with this is when trying to operate a business you just can't have you hand in absolutely everything all the time.

    I'd love to do what Seb does but I think I would drive myself spare. I just can't help myself ... even when the director is about to call action I want to run in and ' check the wheel nuts ' so to speak.

    The thought of selling my babies ot a bad parent just fills me with fear. Yet I loan them out and never see them again ??? My life just deosn't make sense at times. :confused:
  5. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Yeah pride i'm not really sure.
    There is pride but it's not really a dominating factor.
    I don't look back you see.
    In fact when i think of what i do it sometimes ruins for me...you know waste of energy...thought energy.

    The unit's have to be top notch simply 'cause i have to survive off them...otherwise it's back to bloody repair work , or to FN recording/engineering and lose my ears to some stupid metal band who want more 'click' on the kick drum.

    Kev's right too.

    Sometimes i triple check units , before even putting the lid on.
    It's hard to stop.

    No-one's blown one up yet which is a good feeling.
    All the ins and outs have protection , and my power supplies are always designed for heaps of headroom.

    So much anxiety and attitude built up over my repair days you know.I seen so much shite it hurts.

    When i get 'round to using my gear ,
    now that makes me smile.

    Especially the veqc-2000.God that things a beast.
    I hate selling those one's actually.
    They take ages to align , compressor half you know.
    Goddamm there all over the place now.
  6. daif

    daif Guest

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    [ July 23, 2003, 07:29 AM: Message edited by: Sebatron ]
  7. daif

    daif Guest

    Hi Seb...welcome & thanks for taking the time out to post on this forum.
    Good to see...I like your way!
  8. Rod Gervais

    Rod Gervais Active Member

    Jun 8, 2003
    Central Village, CT
    As a business owner....... i understand the difficulty of "letting go" - but i also remember the way i always felt when i worked for others and they tried to micro-manage the work i did.

    I suppose the trick is to surround yourself with talented people - make certain they understand "your way" of doing things and instill in them the sense of the pride and drive that you have in your product.

    Then just let them do their job........ always let them know when they're doing great - gently guide them in the right direction if they're losing sight of the goal - and lose them if they burn you.


    There are still workers out there - if they are given a reason to believe they have a vested interest in producing a good product - who will spend their lives protecting your business as if the money were their own.

    They may be few and far in between - but they are out there......... i know - i have always been one of them. :p:

    Oh - one other thing - welcome again Sebatron.

  9. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Distinguished Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    HI Seb!
    I hope you ahve more interest8ing stuff coming soon to us
    Keep up the positive vibe man!
    I am eager to get my vmP200VU
  10. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Alecio , my friend , i'm working on your bird as i write.
    She's so pretty i wish i could keep her all to myself.....my friend.

    Because you are famous i will include a surprise. :D

    Say 'hello' to Carlos my friend. :w:
  11. Sinnerx96

    Sinnerx96 Active Member

    Oct 15, 2002
    Edison, NJ
    Hi Sebatron,

    I have a quick question;
    Approximitely how long is the wait if I were to order a VMP2000? Just Curious. I have been holding out for my next quality pre for a LONG time now. I've finally decided on the VMP2000, not only because of the great responces it's getting, but because you seam like a great guy to deal with. Someone who really has a passion for the product he has created. I can Really appreciate that. I'm looking forward to it.
  12. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Hey Tony,

    At the rate we're going now, the standard wait for a vmp-2000e is approximately two weeks from placement of order to delivery by fedex express.

    Thanks. :c:

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